Disorders Teacher Resources

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Students read an article describing a controversial new theory for treating anorexia nervosa, research other eating disorders, simulate case studies and suggest possible treatment for these cases.
Students define various mental disorders and list some of their signs and symptoms. They identify mental disorders after being given hypothetical scenarios. They share their results with the class.
Special needs students practice completing everyday tasks such as organizing a day plan, reading a clock and completing simple math problems. They define the proper learning techniques for their disorder and utilize props in learning environments.
Learners investigate the digestive system and the excretory system. In this biology lesson, students discuss healthy eating habits, diet and weight. They differentiate between an eating disorder and good eating habits.
In this nervous system instructional activity, students use the internet to research 4 nervous system disorders. Students write down the cause, symptoms, and treatments for each disorder researched. This instructional activity is a graphic organizer.
High schoolers discuss the nature of mental disorders. They research what abnormal behavior is and the perspectives of psychological disorders. Students practice diagnosing cases from the DSM-IV casebook.
Explore the idea of self-esteem through different mediums. Research what is needed for increased self-esteem: list three things one might do well in, take a photo of an activity where each student is performing well, and examine how the media affects the ways students see each other. Additionally, create a class book of what each student does well in or with and write a letter telling someone how the media views projects unrealistic image of beauty.
Sleep, as another form of consciousness, gets the Crash Course treatment in the ninth video in a 13-part, introduction to psychology course. Information about the four stages of sleep, sleep disorders, and dream interpretation theories is presented.
How does the absence of gravity affect the human body? The skeletal system, circulatory system, and the sense of balance are all impacted. With a very casual tone, an astronaut explains the changes to these body systems and also an experiment done by neuroscientists on underuse of organs. The video is presented as if you are in a spacecraft viewing each topic within a window. Although it doesn't directly meet science standards, it would be an interesting addition to a unit on space exploration. Follow it with a discussion about why astronauts need to be in top physical condition before embarking on a mission.
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch upon such topics as bio-medical research, chronic mental disorders, and the complexity of the human brain.
While primarily based on his research regarding autism in early childhood, award-winning researcher Ami Klin also offers great insight into how our brains develop from birth and discusses the necessity of social interaction early in life. Klin provides an overview of key points relating to the brain disorder of autism, new technologies based on eye-tracking, and the process of discovering how newborns engage with the world. He concludes by declaring a bio-ethical imperative for early intervention and treatment before behaviors associated with autism emerge in the second year of life. 
"With the declining numbers of bees, the cost of over 130 fruit and vegetable crops that we rely on for food is going up in price." While scientist Noah Wilson-Rich uses the plight of honey bees as the main focus of his presentation, this is actually a great resource to begin a discussion on what the future holds for urban agriculture. The presenter discusses a range of topics, from an overview of pollination and the challenges of habitat loss to the surprisingly higher yield of honey bees in urban areas as compared with rural locations.
Get your class outside, away from the television, and maybe even learning something about nature while they're at it. Individuals will chose an open, natural space to spend time in for several days. Each day they will complete a page in the provided ten-page "Natural Space Journal". For every page of the journal, pupils draw and write about things they see, hear, and think about as they spend time in their chosen open space. The specific prompts at the top of each journal page will get your class noticing things about nature they may not have before, thinking in a scientific way, and hopefully appreciating nature! 
In a 15-minute lecture, a neurobiologist expounds upon the function of the human brain. So many of the pharmaceuticals prescribed for psychiatric disorders have unacceptable side effects. He shares current research that holds hope for more specific remedies for specific illnesses. Because of the level of content and style of delivery, this is more appropriate for high school or college-level learners.
Learners research sleep following a class discussion on an article in The New York Times. Students use their research information to create a health and wellness exhibit that addresses topics related to sleep.
Could zombies be driven by brain functions just like humans? This is a creative way to demonstrate to your class how we can use evidence and reasoning to diagnose particular situations, as well as to provide young learners with an overview of how behavioral abnormalities are rooted in the brain.
It's time for CSI: Honeybees! The numbers of domesticated honeybees in the US have been diminishing at an astounding rate, and investigators are out to find out why. The included video features three possible explanations and illuminates why the problem is so urgent. 
Learners evaluate signs and symptoms of eating disorders, evaluate short-term and long-term effects of eating disorders on the body and emotions, and describe anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. They create "WANTED" posters that focus on counteracting the cultural fixation on being thin, and on looking past the physical appearance of others.
Kindergarteners will increase their overall speech intelligibility. They use "tail" sounds to produce consonant-vowel-consonant --(CVC - consonant vowel consonant) syllable words. A fabulous resource for use with comunicative disorders. 
This is a detailed movie presentation permission slip that begins by explaining to parents the choice of the movie(s) and what questions will be addressed after viewing the film. While designed for a psychology course assignment, you can edit the document to meet your individual curriculum needs.